12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Alcara li Fusi, Sicily
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Ravello
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
7
Sorrento
— 1 night
Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Cleveland


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1
night
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice planning site.

Cleveland, USA to Venice is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 4th (Thu), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Verona route maker site.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Verona sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

few
hours
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Alcara li Fusi.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Alcara li Fusi, Sicily

Alcara li Fusi
Alcara li Fusi is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 120km east of Palermo and about 80km west of Messina. For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alcara li Fusi trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cinque Terre to Alcara li Fusi. You'll set off for Ravello on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Alcara li Fusi

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 9th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then stop by La Bottega delle Arti, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello attractions planning app.

Explore your travel options from Alcara li Fusi to Ravello with the Route module. In October in Ravello, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Marina di Puolo and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Solara.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ravello to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Solara ©
La Solara
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Sistine Chapel, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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